R&E Week 2023

Thank you to all who participated and attended!



The University at Albany held its inaugural Research & Entrepreneurship (R&E) Week from Oct. 16 to 20, 2023.

The week united researchers, innovators and leaders from across the University to demonstrate the impact of research on the world around us. By providing a forum for scholars from diverse disciplines to come together, R&E Week showcased UAlbany’s research and economic potential while fostering new partnerships.

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Schedule of Events

Special thanks to our panelists, faculty, students and guests who made each day of R&E Week a success.

Inaugural SUNY AI Symposium

Monday, October 16 - Hosted by the University at Albany, the SUNY AI Symposium brought together researchers and faculty from across the SUNY system to exchange research and ideas around artificial intelligence.

Learn more about AI Plus at the University at Albany.

Research and Creative Excellence Open House

Tuesday, October 17 - The Research and Creative Excellence Open House provided local community members, policymakers and industry leaders the opportunity to see first-hand the research and entrepreneurial successes of UAlbany faculty.

BioInnovation Forum 2023

Wednesday, October 18 - The BioInnovation Forum, in partnership with Innovate 518,  brought together industry experts, innovators, academics and leaders who are transforming the field of life sciences.

Research Resources Fair

Thursday, October 19  - At the Research Resources Fair, faculty and researchers discussed resources available to support their work and explore ways to build future capabilities based on current needs.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair

Friday, October 20 - At the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair, faculty and students alike had the opportunity to network, pitch their ideas to a seasoned venture panel, and explore how breakthrough discoveries move from the University to the marketplace.

2023 R&E Week Highlights

Student Excellence

Eighty students from across the SUNY System presented research posters as a part of the inaugural SUNY AI Symposium at UAlbany’s ETEC building on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023.

Presentations explored the real-life affects and applications of AI in today's world.

2023 Student Presenters


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$20M for AI Research

At the SUNY AI Symposium on Oct. 16, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the formation of the Center for Emerging Artificial Intelligence Systems (CEAIS), a $20 million collaboration between UAlbany and IBM that will power new AI research projects with the help of advanced cloud computing and emerging hardware out of the IBM Research AI Hardware Center.



Governor Hochul stands behind a podium as she delivers a speech at the SUNY AI Symposium


Support R&E Week

By sponsoring R&E Week, you're not just attaching your brand to an event—you're aligning with excellence, innovation and the future of research and entrepreneurship with one of the most diverse, tier-1 (R1) universities in the country. Learn more about the sponsorship opportunities available this year.


Thank you to our 2023 sponsors!

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  • Three people stand around a table and discuss research in Albany's Campus Center Ballroom during the Research Resources Fair.
  • Four panelists are seated in front of a crowded room at the BioInnovation Forum
  • UAlbany President Havidán Rodríguez addresses a roomful of people at the SUNY AI Symposium. A screen behind him says "2023 Inaugural AI Symposium hosted by UAlbany, October 16, 2023" with the SUNY logo, the UAlbany logo and the AI plus logo.
  • A group of award recipients smile and pose with President Havidán Rodríguez, Provost Carol Kim and Thenkurussi (Kesh) Kesavadas after the Inventor Recognition
  • A woman sits at a table and points to a monitor displaying a data map of NYS as she shows a man her research at UAlbany's Research Resources Fair.